The Peter Hemmings Award was established in 2004 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of opera in the greater Los Angeles area. Peter Hemmings was the first general director of LA Opera, from 1984 to his retirement in 2000. Due to his hard work, skill and deciation, LA Opera has achieved national stature with a foundation for future growth.
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Previous Peter Hemmings Honorees
Carol and Warner Henry
Flora L. Thornton
Lenore and Richard Wayne
The below names are past presidents of the Opera League who were all honored together at the Peter Hemmings Award gala in 2012.